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Dallas Braden, Anti-Crime Crusader, Told Police "I'm A Mul…

Dallas Braden, Anti-Crime Crusader, Told Police "I'm A Multi-Millionaire And I Pitch For The Oakland A's. I Pay Your Fucking Sal

deadspin.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
A's pitcher Dallas Braden caused a scene at a public meeting last week, brandishing a baseball bat and yelling about the high crime and lax police response in his hometown of Stockton, Calif. He said his grandmother had been robbed, he had been assaulte…
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  • Video - A's Have Faith 01:23

    A's Have Faith

    Oct 1
    Baseball Tonight looks at the Oakland Athletics' youth and their belief in themselves.
  • Video - Athletics Clinch Playoff Spot 00:32

    Athletics Clinch Playoff Spot

    Oct 1
    Grant Balfour struck out the side in the ninth inning to help the A's clinch a playoff spot and inch closer to the Rangers in the race for the AL West.

Sports Columnists

  • Defense still leading way for Chicago Bears

    Oct 1
    The Bears' defense is aging, but it put on a dominant display in Dallas.
  • Los Angeles Lakers' Letter of the Day -- A

    Oct 1
    Can Los Angeles Lakers' many type-A personalities coexist on the same team in 2012-13? J.A. Adande turns to Steve Jobs for some insight.
  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four gam…

    Oct 1
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…